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        UTOPIA. Written by Sir Thomas More in Latin and translated by Ralph Robynson to which are added The Life of the Author by his son-in-law William Roper and some letters.

      London Printed at the Chiswick Press for George Bell and Sons 1903 - Limited edition #7 of 200, tall 4to., frontispiece portrait after Holbein, text in red and black, age-toning to extremities, small ink ownership to verso of limitation page, else fine, later half red morocco, gilt panels to spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, inner hinges professionally reinforced, a few faint spots and a small area of fading to top of upper cover otherwise a very handsome copy indeed. A work of fiction and political philosophy first published in 1516; it is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alt=Oesterreich. Lieferung Nr. 1 - 84, VII. Jahrgang. [Tafelwerk und Text.]

      Wien, Conrad Grefe, 1896 - 1903. - 336 Tafeln mit Text. Lose Blattsammlung in Orig.-Umschlägen (OBrosch.). Mit allen 336 Tafeln komplett mit den Textbeilagen. - Umschläge mit kl. Läsuren, geringe Gbrsp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Recherches sur la Religion Gauloise [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-8 br., Bibliothèque des Universités du Midi, Fascicule VI, Féret & Fils, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse, 1903, 110 pp. Edition originale de toute rareté. Etat moyen (important manque en dos, bon état par ailleurs, exemplaire à relier). Français

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        Die neuronenlehre und ihre anhänger. ein beitrag zur lösung des problems der beziehungen zwischen nervenzelle, faser und grau

      Gustav Fischer, Jena 1903 - First edition, 8vo, pp. vi, 478; 2 color lithographic plates; half brown morocco, spine rebacked and gilt ruled in five compartments, original gilt title panel laid on top; boards rubbed, text clean and sound. Franz Nissle was a noted neuropathologist who popularized the use of the spinal puncture and lent his name to a method of cell staining. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Squirrel Nutkin

      London: Warne, 1903. A first edition, first printing without "Author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit" on title, colour frontispiece, plain title vignette and 26 colour plates, light finger-soiling to margins, gutter split, gatherings pulling, pictorial endpapers, original blue boards with mounted colour illustration, spine slightly faded, spine ends and corners a little bumped, light rubbing and surface soiling, a very good copy, [LInder p.423; Quinby 5], 16mo, 1903.

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      London: John Long, 1903.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-303 [304: printer's imprint] + [32]-page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1903" on page [1] inserted at rear, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Of two noted variant issues, priority, if any, not known, this version has the integral title leaf with recto dated 1903. Copies of both variants occur with and without publisher's catalogue inserted at rear. This copy has the catalogue. A future war novel wherein "the members of the International Electric Power and Storage Trust establish Anglo-American control of the world." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 28. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 942. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 28. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 98. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06390. Hubin (1994), p. 355. Wolff 2801 (describing a possible third variant). Several small, faint damp stains on front cover, else a near fine, bright copy. A superior copy of a fairly uncommon book. (#149866)

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        Steirische Zeitschrift für Geschichte (ab Jg. 4: Zeitschrift des historischen Vereines für Steiermark). Herausgegeben vom Historischen Verein für Steiermark. Jgge. 1-39 in 19 Bänden u. 21 Heften.

      Gr.-8. Mit zahlr. Abbildungen, Tafeln u. tlw. gefalt. Beilagen. Ppbde. d. Zt. (19) bzw. OHefte (21). Erstausgabe. - Vom Beginn (1903) bis 1948 geschlossene Reihe dieser Fortsetzung der Mittheilungen des historischen Vereines für Steiermark. - Tlw. min. berieben bzw. angestaubt. -

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      ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND COMPANY LIMITED, 1903. Previous owners inscriptions: No. Book Condition: Good. Some minor spotting. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: Vol 1 undated, Vol 2 1903, Vol 3 1908, Vol 4 1911 Vol 5 1912 and index 1914. Edition: Believed to be 1st. Pages: 6 Volumes including Index. Description: Page edges tanned and rough cut with top page edges gilt. Covers many subjects including Botany, Geology, Insecta as well as the villages and towns. Well illustrated. A very heavy collection. ADDITIONAL POSTAGE CHARGES WILL APPLY.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        GABRIEL" sur "MORS" depasse pour la premiere fois une moyenne de 100 a l'heure sur route Gagnant la course Paris-Madrid 1903 (600 kilom a une moyenne de 106 l'heure).

      Mabileau & Co. Paris 1903 - Hand-coloured pochoir print, laid on board. Size: 90.5 cm x 45 cm. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Tennis. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        For the Young Folk LOUIS WAIN'S SUMMER BOOK for 1903. With 143 illustrations. One Shilling Nett.

      London. Hutchinson & Co. 1903. [96] pages. Illustrated throughout in black & white. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. 4to. The four endpapers bear advertisements, as does the rear board. This title was issued without a title-page. Very slight wear to spine; else an excellent copy.

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        Farbenphotographie. Eine Sammlung von 100 Aufnahmen in natürlichen Farben.

      Original-Leinen-Einband. Fol., 96 Seiten, mit 60 auf schwarzen Kartons montierten und durch vorgebundene Trennseiden geschützten Tafeln, darauf Wiedergaben von Autochromien im Dreifarbendruck, sowie 48 farbigen Textabbildungen. -- Eines der frühesten Bücher welches mit dem Autochromverfahren hergestellte Tafeln abbildet. Prächtige Publikation zum Autochromverfahren, ein von den Brüdern Lumiere 1903 entwickeltes Verfahren zur Fertigung farbiger Fotografien in Form von Glas-Diapositiven. Mit dem Autochromverfahren war es erstmals möglich, ein Farbbild mit einer einzigen Aufnahme zu erzeugen. Allerdings war die Belichtungszeit für eine Aufnahme sehr lang. - Das Verfahren konnte sich aufgrund hoher Herstellungskosten und langer Belichtungszeiten nicht durchsetzen, und wurde in den 1930er Jahren durch Agfacolor und Kodakchrome-Filme verdrängt. -- Komplettes Exemplar des ursprünglich in Lieferungen erschienen Werkes. Die einzelnen Lagen haben noch die Heftlöcher der Original-Lieferungs-Bänder. - Komplette Exemplare sind äusserst selten. Wir konnten auf dem internationalen Markt in den letzten jahrzehnten nur zwei inkomplette Exemplare ausfindig machen. - Vorderdeckel am unteren Rand etwas fleckig - sonst sehr gut erhalten. -- One of the earliest books using the autochrome Lumiere technic. - Very rare book with 60 plates in autochrome Lumiere technic. -- front cover a bit stained at bottom - otherwise in very good condition. - extremely rare when complete!!

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        Der Tanz der Zukunft : Eine Vorlesung. Übersetzt und eingeleitet von Karl Federn.

      Jena : E. Diederichs, 1903. Deutsche ERSTAUSGABE. II, 46 Seiten mit einem Titelbild der Tänzerin ; 8 Originalbroschur. Einband etwas fleckig, sonst GUTES Exemplar der sehr seltenen ERSTAUSGABE. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Tänzerin

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        Parrakeets, A Handbook to The Imported Species

      Porter, London 1903 - pp xx, 281. 20 coloured plates, some images showing two species of birds. Original cloth with original wrappers tipped in the back. [NatHist82]. A very good, complete copy in original binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Anmutige fotografierte Frauenakte, qualitätsvoll wiedergegeben

      HUMMER, H.: En costume d'ève. Etudes de nu feminin d'après nature. Album destiné aux artistes et aux amateurs. Mit 20 mont. Fototaf. 1. Serie (von 3). Berlin: Eckstein Nachf. (H. Krüger) [1903]. 2°. Originale braune Leinenmappe mit montierter Deckelfotografie und ornameniertem Deckeldruck in ocker und schwarz. Vollständiger Satz des ersten dieser komplett in drei Bänden so gut wie nie angebotenen Ausgabe, mit 20 im Freien fotografierten Frauenakten des Münchner Fotografen W. Hümmer. Die Serien 2 und 3 erschienen 1904 und wahrscheinlich 1905. Auf starkem, dunkelgrauem Karton aufgezogen wirken die Fotos über ihre motivische Grazie ebenso wie durch ihre fototechnische Qualität. Die schmucke Mappengestaltung der Berliner Buchbinderei Wübben ist im Jugendstil gehalten. Mappe an den Ecken, Rändern und Kanten etwas berieben und bestoßen, ein Flügel mit Einriss, Titelbogen im Falz getrennt, daselbst mit säurefreiem Reparaturband hinterlegt. Insgesamt solides Exemplar.

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        Squirrel Nutkin

      London Warne 1903 - A first edition, first printing without "Author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit" on title, colour frontispiece, plain title vignette and 26 colour plates, light finger-soiling to margins, gutter split, gatherings pulling, pictorial endpapers, original blue boards with mounted colour illustration, spine slightly faded, spine ends and corners a little bumped, light rubbing and surface soiling, a very good copy, [LInder p.423; Quinby 5], 16mo, 1903. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Architecture and Other Arts Part II of the Publications of an American Archaeological Expedition to Syria in 1899-1900

      New York, New York: The Century Co, 1903. Hardcover. Good+ (Ex-lib., usual markings; Binding a bit loose but very much intact; Cloth worn at extremities). Blue cloth library binding; xxv, 433 pp.; 145 bw figures. This is Part II of the publications of an American archaeological expedition to Syria in 1899-1900; Features architecture, sculpture, mosaics, and wall painting in Northern Central Syria and the Djebel Hauran, including Christian and Pagan works, from classical times through the sixth century.

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        Inscribed Photograph

      Chicago: S. E. Wright. Very Good. 1903. Large board-mounted photograph inscribed on back "Marcus A. Hanna, Senator From Ohio, Presented by Himself to J.H. Williams". Photograph measurements: 16'' by 6''. Overall measurements: 18'' by 9''. ; Photograph; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        The Life of Feodor Studit].

      1903 7411 - Folio (37 x 23 cm). 95 ll. numbered in [Cyrillic numerals], including 19 full page watercolours, paper shelf label of ????????????? ?????, ??????????? ????? [International Books, antiquarian department] to lower pastedown. Contemporary brown calf on wooden boards, decorative floral ornaments in blind to boards and spine, red morocco label with title in blind to spine, red edges; lacking one clasp. Beautiful illuminated manuscript produced by one of the best scribes of the early XX century Russia; very fresh and in its original binding. The text, accompanied by 19 full page watercolours highlighted in gilt, presents the life of the Byzantine monk Feodor (759—826) known to have been one of the biggest authorities of asceticism in his time. The colophon lists not only the name of the creator of the manuscript, scribe Blinov, but also points to the original source of this text – a book dated 7096 as from the creation of the world [1588]. The manuscript has all the distinctive features of the work of the celebrated calligrapher Ivan Blinov (1872 - 1944): high quality paper; sophisticated calligraphy with the use of semi-uncial script; skillfully executed miniatures and leather binding over wooden boards in the style XVII century. Since his teenage years Blinov was engaged in copying illuminated manuscripts, taking works of the local Old Believers scribes as examples. With time he started to receive multiple commissions for manuscripts from the Nizhegorodskaya province wealthy peasants, as well as prominent collectors, who included Petr Alekseevich Ovchinnikov (1843-1912) and Grigoriy Matveevich Prianishnikov (1845-1915). It was one of Blinov's main patrons, collector Ovchinnikov, who addressed the young calligrapher with the following words: "You will become a celebrated scriptor and artist, this is the way they used to produce manuscripts for the tsars in the old days". When working on the commissions, Blinov thoroughly studied collections of the Historical museum and Tretyakovskaya gallery; library of the the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius and multiple private collections. He also collaborated with such celebrated artists as V.M. Vasnetsov, B.V. Zvorykin, M.V. Nesterov, A.I. Savin and D.S. Stelletskiy. Nowadays Blinov's manuscripts can be found in the collections of Russian State and National libraries; State Historical museum and the Historical and Architectural museum of the Nizhegorodskaya province. ___________________________________________ ???????????? ?????? ???????????????? ?????????? ????? ??????????? ????? ?? ????? ?????????? ??????????? ?????? ?? ???? ? ?????? ? ?????????? ????????? ? ????????? ???? ??????? ????? ????????, ?????????????? 19 ???????????? ???????????, ????????? ????? ????????????? ?????? ??????? (759—826), ??????????????? ????? ????????????? ???????? ???????? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ???????? ????????? ? ????????, ?????? ????? ?????????? ???????, ??????????? ? ???????? ?????? – ????? ???????????? 7096 ????? ?? ?????????? ???? [1588]. ????? ??????????? ?????????? ? ?????????? ????? ??????? (1872 - 1944) ??????????? ? ?????? ?????????? ????? ???????????: ?????????????????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ??????????? ????? XVII ????, ??????? ??????????? ????????? ? ????????, ???????? ?? ????????? ????? ????? ? ???????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ????? ? ?????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ???????????? ??????? ?????????? ????, ???????????? ?? ?????? ??????? ???????????-????????????? ?? ???????? ?????????? ????? ???????? ?????????????? ?????? ?? ???????????? ?????????? ???? ??? ??? ????????????? ????????-?????????????, ??? ? ??? ?????? ??????????????, ????? ??????? ????????? ????? ????? ??????????? ??????????? (1843–1912), ???????? ?????????? ???????????? (1845–1915), ??????? ?????????? ? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ?????????? ???????, ?????????? ???????????, ??????????? ??????????? ?????, ?????????? ? ???????? ??????????: "?? ?????? ????????????? ????? ? ???????????, ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????". ??????? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bildnis Theodor Herzl.

      1903 - Soft ground etching in black and white; 60 x 50 cm, including frame. Artist's name etched in black at bottom right of etching, with his Hebrew name underneath (Haim Aaron ben David); etching glued on a white background with Theodor Herzl's own signature in pencil at the bottom right; at the bottom left of the picture is a star of David with Hermann Struck's initials in it, to its right is his signature in pencil. Very good condition. Struck's most famous work and one of the symbols of zionism - a powerful portrait of Theodor Herzl, signed by Herzl himself. Hermann Struck (1876-1944) and Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) met several times in Egypt and Vienna before this portrait etching was created in 1903. A fervent Zionist and admirer of Herzl's, Struck made his preparatory sketches for the portrait when he visited the political activist's house in Vienna. During the sixth Zionist Congress in Basel in August 1903, the two met again and on this occasion Herzl asked Struck to allow him to sign a few of the first copies of the etching. Struck depicted Herzl's visionary side by giving us the impression that he is looking towards the future. His radiance is all the more flagrant as the dark background makes his solemn face stand out. Although Struck made two additional etchings of this portrait after Herzl's death, it is the 1903 version that has remained the most famous of his works, and the most iconic of all the portraits of Theodor Herzl. Indeed, the image came to be known as one of the emblems of Zionism and has been used on various posters, products and catalogs ever since: "Within a short period of time the etching became so well known that it emerged as a symbol of Zionism, especially after the death of the charismatic leader in 1904. It was then that the portrait won the respect of all the Zionist circles. By the time the State of Israel was founded, this portrait of Theodor Herzl was considered the epitome of Zionism itself. It decorated the walls of every Zionist event, anywhere." (Hermann Struck, Printmaking Artist. Tefen Open Museum, 2007, page 38). Hermann Struck was a German-Israeli artist who gained fame for his etchings. He published a leading work on the subject, Die Kunst des Radierens, in 1908. He was commissioned to etch portraits of many leading figures of his time, including Einstein and Herzl. Struck acquired a reputation as a teacher of graphic art, and began to teach the techniques of the art print while still in Germany. Among his many students were Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Marc Chagall, Jacob Steinhardt, and Joseph Budko. He moved to Haifa in 1922. Today the city has a museum dedicated to him. Theodor Herzl, a Hungarian journalist of Jewish descent, is regarded as the founding father of political Zionism. By the time the etching was made, he was already known for having chaired the first Zionist congress in 1897. In 1896, at 35 years old, he had published Der Judenstaat, Versuch einer Modernen Lösung der Judenfrage (The Jewish State, Proposal of a modern solution for the Jewish question) in Vienna. The previous year, Herzl had witnessed the Dreyfus affair in Paris and had been appalled at the outbreak of anti-Semitism that it had generated in the "birthplace of human rights". He came to the conclusion that the creation of an independent Jewish state during the 20th century would be the best way for Jews to escape European anti-Semitism. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Das Theater - Untersuchungen über das Theater-Bauwerk bei den Klassischen und Modernen Völkern.

      Lehmann & Wentzel (Paul Krebs), Wien., 1903. First edition. Folio. pp viii, 267. 26 plates, many of them engraved and tinted; numerous other black-and-white drawings. Original wrappers. Covers creased at edges. Several plates spotted. Last gathering of plates loose. Very good. Scarce.

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        The Rubàiyàt of Omar Khayyàm. The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse.

      London MacMillan and Co. Limited 1903 - 8vo., (4), 112pp., contemporary vellum binding by Cedric Chivers, Bath, gilt panelled with hand-painted decoration and inlaid with mother-of-pearl to both boards and spoine, gilt panelled dentelles and linings, top edge gilt, others untrimmed; with tipped-in A.L.s. from Oliver Howard of Bernard Quaritch to his Aunt Nannie (C. Nannie Quaritch Wrentmore) as a Christmas gift, dated December 22nd, 1928, the usual age-toning to the vellum, else fine, near contemporary slip-case mounted with ink manuscript label of provenance. This is not only a rare Chivers binding but with a very relevant provenance since the tipped-in letter is from Oliver Howard of Bernard Quaritch. Quartich first published Fitzgerald's translation in 1859, the company's eponymous founder was a friend of his and Fitzgerald was a regular visitor to the shop. In the letter Howard explains: 'I expect you already have a copy of Omar, but I feel sure the binding will interest you. It has a thin transparent sheet of vellum stretched over the painting and inlay, in the manner of Edwards, the eighteenth century Halifax binder, as a protection.' Cedric Chivers, established his business in 1878 in the premises formerly occupied by Robert Riviere in Union Street, Bath. They subsequently moved to a double fronted shop at 39 Gay Street and then, as the business expanded, to a large house at Portway in Combe Park where they operated until 1990. In its prime the company experimented and specialised in highly skilled and beautiful bindings; this example being one of them. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

      London Frederick Warne & Co. April 1903 - First trade edition, fourth printing with 'shed big tears' on P. 51, 16mo., colour frontispiece, plain title vignette, 30 colour illustrations, as called for, a couple of very faint marks else near-fine, publisher's brown paper covered boards with fielded illustrative paste-down of Peter Rabbit, plain leaf pattern end-papers, the upper one with repair to gutter and scattered spotting to verso, overall an impressive example of the jewel in the author's crown. The first printing to contain the correction on page 51 from 'wept big tears' to 'shed big tears', and the last to feature the illustrations of Mrs. McGregor and the pie, the cover image and two others. Arguably rarer than the first, second and third printings as there were 8250 copies of this printing compared to the 26,220 copies of those identical earlier printings combined. Linder p. 421; Quinby 2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works. Illustrated. Author's Edition.

      London John Murray 1903 - Twelve Volumes, limited edition #47 of 1,000 numbered copies, signed by the author, 8vo., photogravure frontispieces and plates after Arthur Twidle, Sidney Paget, B. West Clinedinst, and W.B. Wollen, captioned tissue guards. Modern, full maroon morocco with black lettering pieces, gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, as issued. Comprising: The White Company (with signed limitation page); Micah Clarke; The Refugees; Rodney Stone; Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four; The Great Shadow and Uncle Bernac; A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus; Tragedy of the Korosko and The Green Flag; The Stark-Munro Letters and Round the Red Lamp; and The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. "The author considered this edition of his works to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions. Because of [his] friendship with Reginald Smith, he agreed to sign the thousand copies of the English issue. He was not, however, prepared to do the same for the American publisher.' Green and Gibson A60. Green and Gibson A60. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      [Paris, Albert Messein, 1903 - 1904]. 71 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. In franz. Sprache. Nr. 287 von 500 num. Expl. - Kanten leicht berieben, einige Bleistift-Anm. bzw. - Anstr. im Text, schönes Expl. - \"Imprimé sous le Manteau et ne se vend nulle Part\". Versand D: 7,00 EUR Franz. Literatur

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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit

      Published by F. Warne And Co., London and New York 1903 - , 86 pages, see Linder page 422 First Edition, 6th printing , label for Davies and Son, Booksellers, Gloucester to the front paste down in the lower fore-edge corner, neat small repair to the head of the spine, clean end papers, a very nice copy of the book in very good condition , bound in green paper covered boards, with a paste-down illustraion to the front and white ink titles to the front and spine , 14.2 x 10.7cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I Sommi Pontefici Romani. [Die römischen Pontifikate - The Roman Pontiffs]

      L. Ferloni, Roma, Italy oJ. 1903. unpag. [44] Bll. mit 251 (von wahrscheinlich 264) farbigen, chromlithographischen Postkarten.**** Kein Nachweis im KVK und im Worldcat. Die Sammlung konnte von mir nur in der Vatikanbibliothek nachgewiesen werden. Dort bezeichnet: \"Raccolta di cartoline montate sul volume attraverso striscette. Il volume raccoglie fotolitografie dei pontefici da Pietro a Pio XI.\" A postcard album containing 251 chromolithographic postcards featuring popes beginning with St. Peter through Pius X. The postcards are inserted into the book three to a page and the colors are dramatic and vibrant. The cards indicate where the pope was born, what years they held the papacy and when they died. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        THE ISLAND OF FORMOSA: Historical View from 1430 to 1900 History, People, Resour

      - Yokohama 1903, Kelly & Walsh.Blue pictorial cloth, very good 646+28+46p., color map, 2 color, 166 b. w. illustrations and & diagrams, large folding map in facsimile, spine splits mended, clean copy, internally very good. R A R E SUBTITLE: cont. Tea, Camphor, Sugar, Gold, Coal, Sulphur, Economical Plants, and other Products. This excellent & com- prehensive work was written by the then U.S. Consul. This source begins with Formosa's first known visitors, then un- der the Dutch, the Kingdom of Koxinga, a Chinese posses- sion,visited by Benyowsky 1771, foreign intercourse and mas- sacre of British subjects 1801-1847, wrecks and outrages on Navagators to 1867. Japanese Expedition of 1874, opened to foreign trade 1868, French campaign in Formosa as a province of China, Japanese occupation of the pescdores & War 1895. Rise of Formosan Republic, Japanese occupation. The tea, ca- mphor, sugar, gold, coal petroleum, gas, sulphur and salt industries. With a fascinating study on the economic plants, inhabitants, folk-culture. Japanese administration, society, education, justice, crime, sanitation, finance, defence,com- munications, posts, shipping, trade &c. A superb source.RARE

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        Typhoon and other stories.

      Heinemann, London., 1903. First edition, first issue. Octavo. 304 pages. 2-page advert at the beginning and a 32-page catalogue at the rear. Original slate-grey cloth. The other stories are "Amy Foster", "Falk: A Reminiscence" and "To-Morrow".Contemporary (1904) ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Cover edges superficially rubbed. Lower corner of upper cover bruised. Endpapers a little spotted as usual. Very good indeed.

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        GALTON Francis 1822 1911 Founder of the science of eugenics cousin of Charles Darwin

      Autograph Letter Signed ("Francis Galton") to Professor Richard Norris in Birmingham, warmly thanking him "for the valuable volume you have sent me" [evidently Norris's own Physiology and Pathology of the Blood.1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf and the original stamped and postmarked autograph envelope, 42 Rutland Gate, 4 July 1903.

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        Principia Ethica.

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1903 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, edges uncut. An unusually fresh copy with some light rubbing to extremities, endpapers tanned, overall in excellent condition. First edition, first impression. G. E. Moore (1873-1958) was critical of the dominant idealist metaphysics of the time. In this, his most famous book, he presents a new approach to ethical theory wherein "analytical concern with the structure of ethical concepts is sharply separated from debates about the substance of morality" (ODNB). Connected to the original nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group through his membership of the Apostles, "Moore was never himself a member but if he took from them a profound, and perhaps exaggerated, sense of the value of friendship and art, they took from him the thought that lives dedicated to these values were indeed lives well spent. As Keynes later put it, Principia Ethica provided them with their 'religion' (Keynes, 436)" (ODNB). Writing to Clive Bell in 1908, Virginia Woolf remarked, "I am climbing Moore like some industrious insect, who is determined to build a nest on top of a cathedral spire." Ziegenfuss II 171; see Copleston, History of Philosophy, Vol.8, Bentham to Russell, Ch. 18. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Röntgentechnik.

      Hamburg, Lucas Gräfe & Sillem (Edmund Sillem), 1903, 8, X, 264 pp., mit 85 ASbbildungenim Text, zwei gefalteten Plänen, Halbleinenband der Zeit St.a.Tit feines Exemplar. Rare First Edition! Heinrich Ernst Albers-Schönberg (1865-1921) "invented the compression diaphragm, the function of which is to intensify the object by cutting out secundary rays." "Heinrich Albers-Schönberg (1865-1921) fand, als er sich der Röntgenologie zu widmen anfing, so gut wie völliges Neuland vor. Klar erkannte er, daß die Möglichkeiten des neuen Mittels von der Ausbildung der Methode abhängig seien. Ihre praktische Ausgestaltung für die Diagnostik, die zur Aufgabe der wichtigsten Einstellungsmethoden führte, ihre theoretische Durchdringung, als deren Ergebnis die für die Praxis so ungeheuer wichtige Kompressionsblende konstruiert wurde, waren das Resultat jener ersten Arbeitsjahre." "Von Anfang an haben ihn auch die biologischen Wirkungen der neuen Strahlen aufs ernsteste beschäftigt. Seine bahnbrechenden Arbeiten auf diesem Gebiete liegen in dem Nachweis ihrer Wirkung auf die Keimzellen, die den Ausgangspunkt für die Anwendung der Röntgenstrahlen in der Gynäkologie bildeten und zugleich den Beweis für die Einwirkung der Strahlen auch auf in der Tiefe liegende Organe lieferten, die Voraussetzung für die Entwicklung der Tiefentherapie überhaupt. "Ehrenbuch der Röntgenologen....", p.15f NDB I, p.126. Fischer I, S.15..Garrison & Morton No.2690

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        The Pests and Blights of the Tea Plant (Second Edition).

      Calcutta, Office of the Superintendent, Government Printing, India,1903. 8vo. Original publisher's cloth, gilt lettering to spine; pp. xv, 428, illustrated with plates after drawings and photographs; cloth marked, clearly traces of use, but still intact. Completely re-written and updated second edition. An exhaustive and important work on the welfare of tea plants by the author of the definitive 10-volume Dictionary of the Commercial Products of India (1889-90). Sir George Watt (1851-30) was a medical doctor who was trained at the Universities of Aberdeen and Glasgow. He accepted a medical post in India largely so that he could follow his love of botany. This second edition was considerably enlarged, and, as it says in the preface, 'almost entirely re-written'. It not only describes and suggests many solutions to the pests and blights of the tea plant, but at length takes a wider view of the whole husbandry of tea production from a practical and scientific standpoint. It became the tea planters' bible. - This is a rare survival: a handbook for tea planters in Assam and the Kangra Valley, used by a planter. Provenance: Ownership signature of J. Thomson Allen of Rakwana, Ceylon, whose family had a tea estate there. The book bears a bookseller's label on the rear endpaper of Plate Ltd. Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, a company from Bristol, Ceylon, founded in 1900 and specialising in photography, artists' materials, stationery and books.

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        Mary Schweidler, The Amber Witch. The Most Interesting Trial For Witchcraft Ever Known...

      London/New York: Hacon & Ricketts, The Vale Press/John Lane, 1903. Finely Bound, Half Leather/Half Hand-marbled paper over Very Thick Boards, over sharp Buckram Tips. Unsigned, but unquestionably done by a Master Bookbinder. Elaborate, Hand tooled Gilt to front board: Hexagram Pantacle, Sephirotic Tree of Life, and a Talismanic "Abracadabra" of the Title (see image). Light extremity wear, rubbing to front joint, but no splits. Sewn binding extremely tight, hinges Fine. Thick Top edge Gilt (t.e.g.), others uncut, deckled. Bound with Silk Ribbon Bookmark. Internally Fine. Just a touch of age, otherwise clean, bright, and Unmarked. Laid in four page prospectus catalog "List of Books to be Published...", as called for. As above, internally Fine, with some binding wear. Conservatively Very Good+ indeed, and a quite exceptional example of Bookbinding Art.. First Edition Thus, First Printing. Half-Leather/T.E.G.. Very Good+. Illus. by Charles Ricketts, Wood Engravings. Large 4to - over 11¾" tall. Oversized Safely, and Securely Packed.

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        Coup d'oeil d'ensemble sur les progrès de la dermatologie au XIXe siècle

      Clermont, Daix frères, 1903, in-8, de 19 et (1) pages, exemplaire broché, Tiré à part extrait, avec pagination nouvelle, du Journal des maladies cutanées et syphilitiques. Bon exemplaire, intact.

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        Shemakhinskoe zemletriasenie 31-go Ianvara 1902 g. Tremblement de terre de Chemakha du 31 Janvier (13 Février) 1902.

      [Saint Petersburg, Stasiulevich] for the Commissioners of the Geological Committee, 1903. Folio. Original printed wrappers; pp. [iv], 73, plan, large map with colour printing, illustrations (some after photographs) in the text; light wear to wrappers, otherwise fine. First edition, published as one issue of the Mémoirs du Comité Géologique. A serious seismological assessment and geological study of the tectonics of Shamakhi in Azerbaijan. The city is located on the border of three tectonic plates in the most seismic area of the Caucasus and was hit by powerful earthquakes in 1191 and 1859, which was so destructive that the capital of Shirvan was transferred to Baku twice. The last catastrophic earthquake was recorded in 1902, which destroyed the 10th-century Juma Mosque.

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      Etching depicting a wild land surrounding a white house. In the lower left is engraved the date, 1903, the monogram of the artist GvR, and No. 95. The plate is signed in pencil, together with 19/30. It also contains a stamp ''gedrukt door den etser''. The print is encased in a big passé-partout with a plastic screen. Etching on paper, print: 222x286mm. pass

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        War Sketches in Colour.

      London, A. & C. Black, [1903]. 4to. Original cream cloth ornamented in red and blue, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; pp. xiii, 274, illustrations in the text, 66 plates, mostly in colour with captioned tissue guards; spine a little spotted and with tiny hole; offsetting from endpapers to adjacent leaves, otherwise good. First, de luxe, edition, number 34, of a printrun of 250, signed by the author and artist. It was obvious in 1903 with which war the book dealt with: the Boer War. Stratford Edward St. Leger was born in the Cape in 1867, as the son of the founder of the Cape Times. He participated in the Boer War with the British 1st Mounted Infantry Regiment. 'St. Leger and his unit took part in the cavalry charge at Klip Drift, in the relief of Kimberley, the occupation of Bloemfontein, the battles of Sand River and Doornkop and the march on Pretoria in June 1900. He particularly distinquished himself in the British defeat at Sannah's Post on 31 March 1900, when he rescued a wounded corporal of the Life Guards under heavy enemy fire during the withdrawal. He certainly deserved an award for valour but the author of the Regimental History of the Royal Irish says that the report on the incident reached the War Office too late for an award to be made. The Mounted Infantry had a good many casualties, incurred either in battle or from typhoid fever and other sickness, and by June out of one hundred and thirty-eight officers and men in his company only fifty-five were fully effective and only sixty-three horses out of the original one hundred and fifty-one. Captain St. Leger himself fell sick in Pretoria and was evacuated to a base hospital. As one of his sketches shows ambulances at Wynberg station, it seems probable that he was at the base hospital for officers in Wynberg Camp outside Cape Town. He was invalided to England and did not serve in South Africa again ... St. Leger had learnt drawing and painting at Tonbridge and Bishops. He evidently provided himself adequately with sketching materials throughout the campaign and he was in the habit of carrying sketch-books and notebooks in his haversack at all times. He made rough pencil sketches when opportunity offered and later would work them up into pen or pencil drawings or into water colours. His work had begun appearing in the London magazine Black and White by July 1900, if not earlier, and his one and only book came out in London under the title of War Sketches in Colour in November 1903. Besides a long detailed account of the experiences of the 1st Mounted it contained full-page reproductions of sixty-six of his sketches in water colour and pen and ink, plus ninety-seven line drawings and five section maps. The favourable reviews the book received in several British periodicals encouraged St. Leger to mount an exhibition of his work. This took place at the Bruton Galleries in Mayfair in May and June 1904 and consisted of fifty water colours with fifteen large and a great many smaller pen and ink drawings' (R.R. Langham-Carter in Military History Journal, vol. 5 No 3, June 1981, online). Inman 259.

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        AN ANGLER'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY With an Introduction by William Senior

      Vinton & Co 1903 - First edition, large paper issue deluxe, limited to 100 copies signed by the author. Publisher's full green crushed morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and piscatorial vignettes to spine. Gilt ruled borders and titles to covers. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Author's (ownership?) signature and date to half title. A very good copy with some toning to the spine and minor wear to the corners. Forty-four plates, about half photographic and the other photogravure on India paper under tissue guards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lady Curzon [the Former Mary Leiter], Vicereine of India. Photographic Portrait Wearing the Peacock Dress Worn for the Ball at the Delhi Durbar of 1903

      Albert Jeakins Studio, Simla 1903 - A very fine full length portrait of the Vicereine Lady Curzon by the Albert Jeakins Studio of Simla. Lady Curzon is shown seated, wearing the famous peacock dress, magnificent tiara and jewels, and the badge of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India. The photograph is on photographer's card and bears the impressed studio mark of Jeakins lower left, approx 9 x 12ins [22 x 30cm]. The photograph is in excellent condition although it has been trimmed a little to fit a frame. The American Mary Leiter was the beautiful and talented daughter of a Chicago millionaire philanthropist. After a long engagement during Curzon's period of exhaustive Asian travel they married and had three daughters. The peacock dress survives and is now on display at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. The Curzon family home is now largely managed by the National Trust. Size: 9 x 12ins [22 x 30cm]

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        Handbuch der allgemeinen und lokalen Anaesthesie für Ärzte und Studierende.

      Berlin u. Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1903, 8, VI, 234 pp., mit 116 Abb., original Leineneinband mit dem Ex Libris "Dr. A. Bauer" Erste Auflage. Das bekannte, jedoch sehr seltene Handbuch aus der "Kocher Schule". Fritz L.Dumont (1854-1932) fordert die Reform der Anaesthesie-Ausbildung: "Sofern sich nur die Chefärzte, die klinischen Lehrer, die Assistenten entschlössen, wirkliche Kurse der Narkose zu halten, sobald die Regierung und die Stadtverwaltungen überzeugt würde von der Notwendigkeit, die Narkose einzelnen, nur dazu verpflichtenten Ärzten mit dem Mandat des Unterrichtens in ihrer Kunst zu übertragen, würden sehr bald sich das Bedürfnis der Befreiung der Narkose aus den Fesseln der Empirie und indolenter Tradition ergeben. Man richte Chloroformkurse ein, man verlange Testate über sachgemäss vollzogene Narkosen, man nehme im Examen Rücksicht auf dieselbe und man wird für die Chloroformfrage mehr getan haben, als wenn mann fünfzig Jahre hindurch jährlich zwei bis drei Statistiken veröffentlicht und an dem milden Ernst der Zahlen seine kleinen Bedenken beruhigt. Wir sind der festen Meinung, daß, je mehr man sich eingehend mit der Narkosefrage beschäftigt, um so deutlicher das hohe Maß der Verantwortlichkeit uns bewußt werden wird, welches man mit dem Anraten der Narkose übernimmt, denn auch hier, wie so häufig, deckt sich Sorglosikeit und mangelndes Wissen." F.L.Dumont, p.17-19 "The standard textbook by Fritz Dumont, was published in 1903. It was excellently illustrated and gave a comprehensive survey of local anaestehsia for the first time... -cf. J.Schulte am Esch & M.Goerig: The Histroy of Anaesthesia, p.41 "Dumont advocates reform in anesthetic education" -cf. Duncum, p.547

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      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.. Very Good+. 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Hinges started. Bottom spine lightly bumped. Gilt spine lettering a bit faded. Former owner's name on front endpaper ; 8vo; 265 pages .

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        L'Orchestration des Couleurs.

      1903. D'UDINE, Jean. L'Orchestration des Couleurs. Analyse, Classification et Synthese mathmatiques des Sensations colorees. 216 pp. Illustrated with 50 text illustrations and 10 loose chromolithographic plates. 8vo., bound in original printed cloth. Paris: A. Joanin, 1903. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. Jean d'Udine is a pseudonym; the author's real name was Albert Cozanet, a musican who wrote numerous works on art, music and colour. His colour theories were particularly influential amomg the early Cubists especially Picabia. As is often the case with colour books, the physical format here is interesting; this work is illustrated with 10 chromolithographic plates hors texte - here they are separately printed on light weight card stock and inserted inside the front cover. D'Udine was a prolific writer on music as well as colour. Not in the Birren Collection.

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        TWO OFFPRINTS: "Radium and Other Radioactive Substances With a Consideration of Phosphorescent and Fluorescent Substances. The Properties and Applications of Selenium and the Treatment of Disease by the Ultra Violet Light" Offprint from Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1903, pp. 1-64 WITH "Edison's Tungstate of Calcium Lamp. The Nernst Lamp. Radium, Polonium and Actinium" (Signed & Inscribed to Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel) Offprint from Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Vol. XIX, 1902, pp. 473-48

      FIRST EDITIONS OF 2 RARE OFFPRINTS (1st separate ed) BY WILLIAM J. HAMMER. THE 1903 IS THE 1st PRINTING OF THE LECTURE WHICH LATER THAT SAME YEAR WOULD BECOME "THE 1st BOOK PUBLISHED ON RADIUM" (Smithsonian Archive). THE 2nd OFFPRINT IS A SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO BECQUEREL. FURTHER, IT CONTAINS A 2 PAGE APPENDIX BY PIERRE CURIE WRITTEN THE SAME YEAR THE CURIES SUCCESSFULLY ISOLATED RADIOACTIVE RADIUM SALTS. Hammer carried on a "lifelong association with the foremost scientists of his day -- Edison, Bell, Maxim, the Curies, the Wright brothers, and others" (ibid). In April 1903 the pioneering American electrical engineer William Joseph Hammer delivered a lecture, "Radium and Other Radioactive Substances…" at the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. He included 38 slides, most photographic; 32 are included in the offprint with no evidence any are missing. Many are photos of scanned images of mice; some photos of lab equipment. The printed book - issued after the lecture and offprint - has 39 photos and is 72 pages in length; the offprint is 64 pages but represents the lecture as given. In Paris in 1902, Hammer visited the Curies. "They gave him 9 tubes of radium and 1 of polonium to bring back to the US… [Once back]… Hammer applied his radium-luminous materials to 30 different objects: [ everything from luminous dials for clocks to radium luminous gun sights]. He did not patent the invention due to the scarcity and high cost of radium; later in an important suit involving foreign and US patents of radium-luminous materials, his testimony and that of other noted scientists and professionals of the day who had visited his home and laboratory proved that his work completely anticipated that of all inventors in the US and abroad" (ibid). Prior to seeing the Curies but more so after his return to America, Hammer lectured on what he was learning: his 38 lectures on the Curie's work played a large role in disseminating scientific information about radium to the American scientific community and the general public. At the 1903 lecture, Hammer displayed the tubes the Curies had given him. He spoke at length of the things implied by the lecture's title - radioactivity, selenium, and light, but also on the Curies, Röntgen, Becquerel, Dewar, Rutherford, Kelvin, Thomson and Finsen; on various radioactive materials; on alpha, beta, gamma, and X-rays including radiographs of mice; and on experiments into the lethal effects both of X-rays and of radioactive sources. Hammer's 1902 lecture, given prior to visiting the Curies, discusses the Edison X-ray lamp, the Nernst lamp and gives a short review of the properties of radium. Concerned with accuracy, Hammer asked P Curie to critique his talk and add any information on radium he thought relevant. Two pages of Curie's notes appear as an 'Appendix' in this offprint. The William J. Hammer collection is enormous and is divided among the Smithsonian, the National Museum of American History, and the National Air and Space Museum (another subject of interest to him). A WorldCat, etc. search finds copies in institutional locations of the 1903 lecture in its journal issue and later as as the first book published on radium. I could, however, find no reference to a copy of the offprint in any library - meaning it is rare. CONDITION: New York: AIEE (both 1902 & 1903 offprint). Both 8vos. 1902: [1], pp. 473-481, [1]. 1903: pp. 1-64. The 1903 offprint was either issued without a light orange wrap present on the 1902 offprint or was issued without it. Both have a small sticker with a letter and number written on them in an early hand affixed to the upper right corner (see scans); the 1902 on the rear wrap as well. The 1902 is slightly toned at the edges of the front wrap. Both offprints are in very good to near fine condition.

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      Boston:: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press,. 1903.. First edition of her first book; a "vanity press" production of thirty-six poems. Cather reportedly destoryed what remained of the edition in 1908. INSCRIBED, "Mr. J. W. Rankin / From an old friend / Willa Silbert Cather / New York / May Second / 1914." Cather moved to Pittsburgh in 1896 and taught at Central High School for one year. Rankin also taught there, and we assume that is where they formed their friendship. (She moved on to Alleghany High School in 1897 where she taught English and Latin, and became the head of the English department. She left Pittsburgh in 1906.) Recased with the original paper-covering laid down and with the original printed labels retained. Both labels are darkened, the front appears to have had the lettering touched up, and the spine label has been mounted upside-down (with the lettering running down instead of up) and slightly beneath its original location. Not ideal but quite scarce inscribed. .

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        Bergerac et ses Vins et les Principaux Crus du Département de la Dordogne. [ Edition originale ]

      L. Mulo, Féret et Fil. Avec 70 vues de châteaux vinicoles, dessinés par M. Marcel de Fonrémis, et deux cartes vinicoles, 1 vol. in-12 br., L. Mulo, Paris, Féret et Fils, Bordeaux, 1903, 384 pp. avec une carte en noir et une grande carte dépliante en couleurs Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, bien complète de ses deux cartes. Bon état (couv. un peu frottée et faible, très bon état intérieur). Français

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        Die Arhythmie als Ausdruck bestimmter Funktionsstörungen des Herzens. Eine physiologisch-klinische Studie.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhem Engelmann, 1903, 8, (8), 193, (1) pp., mit 7 gefalt. Tafeln und 20 Figuren im Text, Halbpergamenteinband d.Zt., mit rotem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Selten -Erste Ausgabe!Besondere Verdienste erwarb er sich um die Erforschung von Herzrhythmusstörungen, die er - noch vor der Entwicklung der Elektrokardiographie - meisterhaft klinisch diagnostizierte und erforschte. 1903 entstand so seine Monografie "Die Arrhythmie als Ausdruck bestimmter Funktionsstörungen des Herzens"."Im Jahre 1903 erwähnt Wenckebach Fälle, wo immer zwei Systolen in demselben Abstande aufeinanderfolgen und wo nach dem zweiten Schlage die kompensatorische Pause vollständig fehlt. Damals stand zur Analyse nur der Arterienpuls und das Kardiogramm zur Verfügung, und so meinte Wenckebach, daß es sich um zwei identische Systolen handle, die zweite also keine E.-S. sei er trennte diese Form als echte Bigeminie oder Zwillingstätigkeit des Herzens von der falschen, durch E.-S. hervorgerufenen ab. Später, nachdem unsere Kenntnis von der unregelmäßigen Herztätigkeit durch das Studium des Venenpulses und des Elektrokardiogramms wesentlich gefördert worden war, mußte dieser Standpunkt aufgegeben werden, und so will Wenckebach in seinem zweiten Buche (Unregelmäßige Herztätigkeit, 1914, p.139) den Namen Bigeminie nur für jene Fälle reserviert wissen, wo die abnorme Systole regelmäßig und in festem zeitlichen Verhältnis zur vorangehenden Normalsystole auftritt. Die Beschränkung des Ausdrucks Bigeminie auf die Fälle mit ganz genau gleichbleibender Kupplung ist deshalb nicht nötig. Es gibt Fälle, wo immer eine Normalsystole mit einer E.-S. abwechselt, wobei die Kupplung aber kleine Schwankungen zeigt, und ich habe Fälle gesehen, wo die ventrikulären E.-S. einer Bigeminie von zwei Reizpunkten ausgingen, was aus dem Elektrokardiogramm zweifellos hervorging. Jede von den beiden Formen hatte ihre konstante Kupplung, aber sie waren untereinander verschieden. Es ist nicht angezeigt, Fälle mit etwas schwankender Kupplung aus der Gruppe der Bigeminien auszuschließen, und heute ist es wohl allgemein üblich, von Bigeminie dann zu sprechen, wenn eine Normal-systole mit einer E.-S. wechselt. In den meisten Fällen von kontinuierlicher Bigeminie ist ja die Kupplung ohnehin ganz oder fast ganz konstant." A. Bethe, G. v. Bergmann, G. Embden, A. Hrsg.: Handbuch der normalen und pathologischen Physiologie: 7. Band / Erste Hälfte ..., C. J. ROTHBEROER: Allgemeine Physiologie des Herzens, p.618Rare . First Edition! Karel Frederick Wenckebach (1864-1940), a Dutch physician, was a friend of Einthoven and of Mackenzie, and his pioneer work on the arrhythmias was done like Mackenzie's with the polygraph before the advent of the clinical electrocardiograph. He was the first to recognise extrasystoles in man and "Wenckebach's period" in partial heart block. He was professor of Medicine at Groningen, later at Strasbourg and finally at Vienna." BedfordBedford No. 523 (only engl. Ed. 1904)

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